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  • Gregg, Hohimer honored at Northern Santa Barbara County Athletic Round Table
    <![CDATA[Dustin Gregg and Sierra Hohimer were each awarded with athlete of the week honors at Monday's gathering of the Northern Santa Barbara County Athletic Round Table.Held at Giavanni's Pizza in Orcutt, the weekly meeting featured athletes from football, girls tennis and girls volleyball.Gregg was honored after a big performance for... Read more »
  • Pioneer Valley HS athletic director weighs in after NFL players take a knee in protest
    <![CDATA[An athletic director on the Central Coast is weighing in after NFL players kneeled in solidarity or locked arms during the National Anthem this past weekend. NFL players across the country used their platform to send a message."I hope it's getting sent that you are a role model in that... Read more »
  • Conservation groups sue Washington over wolf killings
    <![CDATA[OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Two conservation groups have filed a lawsuit that seeks to stop the state from killing any more wolves.   The Center for Biological Diversity and Cascadia Wildlands said in a news release that the lawsuit was filed Monday in Thurston County Superior Court.   The lawsuit asserts that the Washington... Read more »
  • Beloved member of El Paso's deaf community dies in accident
    <![CDATA[El Paso's deaf community is mourning the death of a member of their tight-knit family.Eddie Quintana died over the weekend after crashing his motorcycle into a truck. It happened in east El Paso at the intersection of Montana Avenue and Killarney Street Saturday night.Investigators stated the the 25-year-old was... Read more »
  • Firefighters battling growing brush fire near Corona
    <![CDATA[A wind-fanned wildfire broke out adjacent to the Riverside (91) Freeway on the Orange and Riverside counties border today and blackened about 1,500 acres within six hours, prompting evacuations across the Riverside County line in Corona.Dubbed the Canyon Fire, the blaze broke out for unknown reasons about 1 p.m. alongside... Read more »
  • Merkley attacks GOP health care plan after CBO scoring
    <![CDATA[ Senator Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., issued the following statement Monday after the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released their analysis of the latest Republican health care bill: "Even though Republicans tried to rush the CBO so that they wouldn't be able to give the full details on this... Read more »
  • Missing government money leads to Santa Barbara county criminal case
    <![CDATA[Nine suspects including a Santa Barbara County employee are scheduled for an arraignment this week in a case connected to $1.7 million that's missing from government accounts.The investigation involves receipts and invoices dating back to 2008.The complaint was filed earlier today. Some defendants and their attorney's appeared in court... Read more »
  • Teen pleads guilty in N. Eugene HS nude-photos scandal
    <![CDATA[EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - A teenager who circulated nude photographs of girls at North Eugene High School has avoided a prison sentence but must register as a sex offender.   The Register-Guard reports (https://is.gd/wBTf2V) the teen told the court Monday he knows what he did was wrong and he'll never do it... Read more »
  • Family shares its side of Indio hit-and-run crash that induced labor
    <![CDATA[A local family is recovering after hit-and-run crash in Indio over the weekend sent a mother into labor.According to the Indio Police Department, on Saturday night around 7:40 p.m. the Ramirez family -- the father, who was driving; the mother; and their 5-year-old child -- was in a white Jeep... Read more »
  • Inmate walks away from Ventura Conservation Camp
    <![CDATA[Authorities are searching for an inmate who walked away from the minimum-security Ventura Conservation Camp near Camarillo.Johnny Macias, 20, was discovered missing by prison staff just after 10 p.m. on Sunday.Staff searched the area for Macias but were unable to locate him.Macias is an Hispanic male, 5-foot-9 and 175 pounds.... Read more »
  • ODOT: 'Ancient lake' soil forces Wickiup Jct. project dismantling
    <![CDATA[Soft soil in an unforeseen ancient lake bed will prompt dismantling of the mostly complete $17 million Wickiup Junction railroad overcrossing, ODOT told La Pine officials and residents Wednesday evening. The remaining funds will be used to come up with a new design option.DOT Region 4 Manager Bob Bryant and... Read more »
  • Local Veterans Weighs in on NFL players taking a knee
    <![CDATA[ The National Anthem means many different things to many different people. For many of our local veterans its more than just a flag. Kyle Rasmussen, SBCC Veterans Coordinator: "When I hear the National Anthem I get emotional," said Kyle Rasmussen, Santa Barbara City College Coordinator.... Read more »
  • Recent theft prompts question about Santa Maria Town Center parking security
    <![CDATA[The lack of security cameras inside one popular Santa Maria parking structure is worrying residents that use it following a recent car vandalism and theft.On Friday night, the Franco sisters went to see a movie at the Santa Maria Town Center. They parked in the garage close to the courthouse,... Read more »
  • Breaking: Sunglasses found in Joshua Tree National Park
    <![CDATA[Over the weekend, a possible new lead in the case of two missing hikers last seen in Joshua Tree. Exclusive to I-team reporter Karen Devine, information in an email to our I-team tipline Saturday, leads to the discovery of sunglasses found inside Joshua Tree National Park. Glasses, that look similar... Read more »
  • Valley family's drowning tragedy leads to life-saving swimming lessons for special needs children
    <![CDATA[Learn more about Make a Splash for Joel and sponsor swimming lessons for a child, email Jackie Valenzuela at makeasplashforjoel@gmail.comLearn more about Ezekiel's Gift of Love and resources for Coachella Valley families with Down Syndrome childrenLearn more about Infant Swim Resource lessons, and contact instructor David Heil at 818-602-9134, or... Read more »
  • Suspects in Santa Barbara County embezzlement case arraigned in court
    <![CDATA[The suspects in a large-scale fraud and embezzlement case involving the misappropriation of $1.7 million of Santa Barbara County funds were arraigned on Monday.Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce Dudley filed a 27-page count complaint against the nine suspects: Lynn Gay Hogan, Wendy Sue Puchli, Michelle Louise Lavin, Richard Edward... Read more »
  • Commissioners Court approves tax incentive package for WestStar Tower
    <![CDATA[El Paso County Commissioners Court approved a $2.7 million tax incentive package for construction of the WestStar Tower in downtown El Paso.The 14-story, $70 million tower is being built by Hunt Companies in partnership with WestStar Bank.Josh Hunt, the executive vice president for Hunt Companies, and Rick Francis, CEO of... Read more »
  • Charges filed against father, son suspects in Santa Maria shooting
    <![CDATA[Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce Dudley filed charges against a father and son for their part in a shooting that sent two people to the hospital last week in Santa Maria.On Monday, Robert David Ruiz, Jr. was charged with two felony counts of attempted murder and two felony counts... Read more »
  • 'College Night' returns to downtown Santa Barbara
    <![CDATA[The Paseo Nuevo mall in downtown Santa Barbara is again hosting "College Night Out", an annual event for all area college students to experience the best of Paseo Nuevo and downtown.Already in its second year, "College Night" welcomes new and returning students and includes food and beverages from Paseo Nuevo... Read more »
  • Grover Beach city council expected to narrow down marijuana business applicants
    <![CDATA[Marijuana has been a hot topic in California ever since Prop 64 (Adult Use of Marijuana Act) passed last year. One Central Coast city has been on board ever since.Marijuana has been the talk of the town for months now and it's getting closer to becoming a reality in Grover... Read more »
  • New cultural speaker series launched in Palm Springs
    <![CDATA[The Palm Springs Cultural Center and the Friends of the Palm Springs Library announced a new cultural speaker series that will have three well-known authors come to the city.Those authors include LBGTQ activist Dan Savage, alternative medicine activist advocate Deepak Chopra and New York Times best-selling author Lisa Scottoline. Savage... Read more »
  • Deschutes SO warns of scam callers seeking money
    <![CDATA[The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office warned the public Monday about a scam in which callers claiming to be with the agency tell people they must pay for an alleged "Class C violation" or face arrest.The sheriff's office began receiving reports Monday of the latest scam by callers who direct the... Read more »
  • No policy regarding anthem protest at EPISD and YISD; districts respect freedom of speech
    <![CDATA[Taking a knee.That's what some NFL athletes across the country did during the national anthem before games over the weekend.The act of protest came after President Donald Trump called those who kneel "sons of (expletive)" and tweeted that NFL players who don't stand during the anthem should be "fired."ABC-7 wanted... Read more »
  • Ross Mathews, Salvador Camarena compete in Celebrity Family Feud
    <![CDATA[Local couple Ross Mathews and Salvador Camarena won big this Sunday on Celebrity Family Feud.The two were competing alongside Ross's mom, his mom's best friend Boni and his best friend Taya. They faced off against Faith Evans and her family.Many gathered and cheered on the family at a viewing party... Read more »
  • Local artist working to bring vibrant art community to San Elizario
    <![CDATA[Bringing a more vibrant art community to San Elizario. That's what one local Chicano artist is planning to do, while preserving history along the way. Gaspar Enriquez is a nationally recognized artist and former long-time Bowie art teacher. Many of his work is of his students. "I used to live... Read more »